FPREN

WUFT-TV/FM and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today were honored with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Lifeline Award for providing extensive coverage and non-stop emergency information during Hurricanes Michael, Irma and Matthew. The Community Lifeline Award recognizes public media stations that provide outstanding service to their…

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Posted: March 19, 2019

The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) received the 2018 Public Information Award at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference® Awards held in West Palm Beach. During the event, 14 individuals and organizations were honored for their various contributions towards hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts at both the…

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Posted: May 22, 2018

Cyndee O’Quinn has joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as its new meteorologist. O’Quinn will work with Chief Meteorologist Jeff Huffman to prepare and present daily weather forecasts on radio, television, online, mobile and social media. They, along with student meteorologists in training, will also produce…

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Posted: June 14, 2017

On October 6, National Public Radio’s “Here & Now” host Jeremy Hobson spoke with Jeff Huffman, meteorologist for WUFT and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Huffman provided the latest update on Hurricane Matthew’s projected path along Florida’s East Coast as well as what to expect when the storm heads…

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Posted: October 10, 2016

This story was edited from a press release by the University Station Alliance. The University Station Alliance presented its 2015 USA Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement to Randy Wright, executive director of CJC’s Division of Media Properties, at its Super Regional Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on…

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Posted: November 20, 2015

The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today announced that Florida Storms, the free app Floridians are using to stay safe during major storms, is now available for Android devices. The app has been available on iOS devices since late August. The Florida Storms mobile weather application offers a simple…

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Posted: October 8, 2015

Florida residents and visitors have a new resource to help them prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies. The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) today launched Florida Storms, a free, mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by…

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Posted: August 28, 2015

Building on their long history of providing critical information to millions of citizens and visitors during times of crisis, Florida’s public radio stations have created the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) to communicate emergency information statewide through a seamless system of free over the air FM radio, still the…

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Posted: May 21, 2014